Wow The little Lady has been rolling around all over the place. August was a month that was filled with lots of ups and downs. We found out that Raul’s dad was diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. Since he hadn’t seen Daniela, it impacted us a bit more than it would have normally. So the exciting thing was that he did come to visit and she also got to meet her Great-Grandfather Nacho, Don Tito’s dad.
So the baby and Don Tito hit it off splendidly. He made her yell ma and the dog JuanGa was in heaven. He finally had someone to throw the ball around with him. It was kinda of magical seven days for our family. We got to speak to Don Tito about what was happening with him, he helped us out around the house, and bought Daniela’s high chair. Mom’s back was definately paying for it by bending over feeding her in the bumbo.
What are the new things that Daniela does:
She rolls over and over to get things that are at a distance from her.
She scoots down in between my legs and propels herself upward to move forward. She is not crawling.
She has mastered the pincer grip when it comes to food. She loves avocado, beans, pasta, and quinoa.
It sounds like at times she says dog by saying da to JuanGa. Or sometimes I hear her say ga. She does say da and ma.
When you sing to her, she looks at your lips. She also moves her tummy back and forth like if she was dancing.
She does give open mouth kisses if you tell her to give besitos.
We noticed that she was growing two teeth at the same time towards the end of the month. They bothered the heck out of her so we opted for carrots. And when we saw that the carrots were not soothing her, it was panadol for baby’s. She is holding her own frozen carrots that I cut about 2 to 3 inches thick. That was on August 24th.
She started doing movements with her hand and so we started singing La Linda Manito.
She is so into gadgets like the computer, iPad, and phones.
We are still breastfeeding and she is eating everything under the sun. She will take water in her sippy cup and loves all types of fruits.
She will feed JuanGa whatever she doesn’t eat. So of course JuanGa is standing at attention all the time.
I have documented all of the fruits and veggies we have been giving her on since the beginning of the solid foods stage. We also had a bit of a misunderstanding with Raul’s grams giving the baby a small piece of cake. It was microscopic but it bothered us. So Raul had to let them know that we are not giving her any sweets because she doesn’t need them.
We also went through our first major hurricane Irene with the family. Thank goodness that nothing happened just some thunder that would scare her out of her sleep but that was about it. I know I sound non-chalant but she would go back to sleep.
Overall we had a good month. Onto month number nine so fast. I can’t believe it. Ciao for now.